So here I am inviting you all again, to my 11th annual Christmas party. This party is cross-posted with many MeetUps and private lists, so do not judge size of party by # of RSVPs on this MeetUp. Do not sign yourself on multiple MeetUp sites, just one, please, so I can make accurate head count. Previous parties[masked] attendees. Previous years’ parties were on second Sat in Dec at night, but last two years were No-Burn weekends so we could not have the firepits that kept you warm outside. Since this is an outdoor only party, give me feedback if you like my new Sunday afternoon better, less conflict with other parties, for one thing.
MAKE THIS THE BEST POTLUCK EVER ! People said my previous party had the best potluck spread they’ve ever eaten. So let’s make this one even better. Bring a "quality" potluck dish and BYOB. "Quality" means no packaged cookies/snack-type of donations, no veggie trays, and please no grocery store-bought desserts (TJ and Costco OK) because they take up too much room on the potluck table and remain untouched at the end! The hopelessly "potluck challenged" please e-mail [masked] for my painless no-cook party needs, that you could bring, instead of food. Kudos to those who bring a main dish, crock pot plug-ins and BBQ grills for your meat will be available. Assuming no rain, party will be held OUTDOORS in the backyard. NO SMOKING, even if outdoors.
If you play a musical instrument and would like to share your love and talents with your repertoire, bring your instrument because I have a stage-like ramada where you can do that.
$5 DONATION. This party is a fundraiser for 3 specific no-kill (501(c)(3) exotic animal shelters, who have to come out of personal pocket every year, due to lack of donations to such "forgotten" (not dog or cat) critters. So, please be your usual honorable self and bring a $5 bill for the collection jar at the entrance.
This is a private house party for members only. RSVPs WILL BE CLOSED 2 DAYS before party date … or sooner, if I deem necessary. So sign up now. Address and directions will be sent out to Yes RSVPs 2 days before the party date, when the RSVPs are closed